On This Day

December 18, 1839 in History

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Events in History

  • 1st celestial photograph (of Moon) made in US by John Draper in New York City

Deaths in History


Person of interestJean-Baptiste Lamarck

Jean-Baptiste Lamarck, French naturalist (Lamarckian evolution), dies at 85

French Naturalist Jean-Baptiste Lamarck
French Naturalist
Jean-Baptiste Lamarck